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Current events of
November 4, 2016
Armed conflicts and attacks
A car bomb kills at least eight people and injures up to 100 in
service members are killed in an exchange of gunfire with
guards outside the King Faisal Air Base near
. A Jordanian officer is also injured in the incident.
Arts and culture
's son is diagnosed with cancer.
Business and economy
U.S. district court
judge grants class certification to plaintiffs in a lawsuit against banks that helped
, once a high-flying
lender, now defunct.
for reporting falsely of 'likely' Clinton indictment.
Disasters and accidents
The death toll from a boat accident near
reaches 54. The victims are mostly
Indonesian migrant workers
At least 15 people are killed in an outbreak of heavy
A research team at
Los Alamos National Laboratory
quantifies the molecular damage inflicted on DNA and discloses that every 50 cigarettes smoked generates an average of one
in each lung cell.
(Los Angeles Times)
Law and crime
Fort Lee lane closure scandal
Two former associates of
New Jersey Governor
, former deputy chief of staff
, are found guilty on all seven counts by a federal jury from their roles in the so-called Bridgegate scandal that created crippling traffic near the
George Washington Bridge
in September 2013.
The New York Times
New York Daily News
A body, later identified as the boyfriend of a missing woman rescued on the previous day, was discovered on Kohlhepp's property.
Politics and elections
Palauan presidential election, 2016
President of Palau
narrowly leads his brother-in-law,
Surangel Whipps Jr.
, by 78 votes. Final results are expected to be announced later in November.
(Radio New Zealand International)
2016 South Korean political scandal
President of South Korea
accepts full blame for the scandal over the influence of religious figure
in Park's administration and vows to accept the results of an independent investigation into her actions.
2016 Turkish purges
security forces begin mass arrests of pro-Kurdish
Peoples' Democratic Party
(HDP) MPs, including co-leaders
. Internet access is reportedly blocked across southeastern Turkey.
The Editors Guild of India protests the
order to shut down
for 24 hours alleging the channel's coverage of January’s deadly
attack on Pathankot air base
revealed sensitive military secrets. NDTV denies the charges, and says it will challenge this unprecedented order.
The New York Times
The Times of India
Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016
A study of former fashion model and current wife of presidential candidate
's work history shows that she was an
before she received legal authorization.
reportedly paid former
150,000 for a story about an alleged affair she had with
in 2006. The tabloid however suppressed the story.
Spanish general election, 2016
2015–16 Spanish government formation
After almost a year of political blockade and an acting government,
forms a new government after being invested on October 29.
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